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by Lee Short
April 3rd, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Flannery has a "CA Lamb" section on their website. As we like lamb more than beef, I've been there a few times to check in . . . always get "there are no products matching the selection." We've always gone with local farms, and been pretty happy. Heath Putnam Farms used to sell Mangalitsa pork at S...
by Lee Short
April 3rd, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Flannery has a "CA Lamb" section on their website. As we like lamb more than beef, I've been there a few times to check in . . . always get "there are no products matching the selection." We've always gone with local farms, and been pretty happy. Heath Putnam Farms used to sell Mangalitsa pork at Se...
by Lee Short
March 27th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 29
Views: 922

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

Often a matter of bottlings as much as producer. I've usually found the plain Thivin Brouilly approachable early. Also the Desvignes Morgon "La Voute St Vincent," the Chermette Beaujolais "Cuvee Traditionnelle", the JP Brun L'Ancien, the Lapierre Morgon.
by Lee Short
March 23rd, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1759

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

c fu wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 5:00 pm
Markus S wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 2:09 pm
20 years for a white that is not riesling or Valentini is not "pre"-anything. It's simply over the hill.
nope
With Charlie on this. I've opened two 2000 Dauvissat Forest in the last year, and both were fantastic. Crossed fingers for my remaining bottles.
by Lee Short
March 18th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 64
Views: 1931

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

For dinner tonight, I made risotto with tinned tuna, artichoke hearts from a jar, lemons, and stock made from crab shells that have been in the freezer a couple of months. Would probably be serviceable with good chicken or vegetable stock.
by Lee Short
March 17th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Briceland Vineyards: Quarantine Specials - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Briceland Vineyards: Quarantine Specials - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Andrew -- the text of offer #3 seems off -- of each would be 10 bottles, not 6.
by Lee Short
March 16th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2930

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I haven't been well the last week, just starting to get better. All things considered, why don't we postpone this?
by Lee Short
March 13th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Cote Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: 2001 Cote Rotie

Thanks for all the data points, folks.

I have some of that Texier, Charles. Sounds like maybe I should try one.
by Lee Short
March 13th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4293

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

Clearly the best information-theoretic approach here is use something very like the Richter scale. Is unbounded on the top end, getting rid of all those issues with compression of the scoring range and allowing a universal quality rating you can use across regions. Just need to calibrate it properly...
by Lee Short
March 8th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Cote Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: 2001 Cote Rotie

I had a 2001 St Cosme C-R some months ago; it was pretty disappointing. I thought the vintage was on the lean side by reputation? I only bottle a little of the 99 and 03's No Rho during that era. The vintage was not on the lean side to my memory. I did taste a lot of them when young at the Marche, ...
by Lee Short
March 8th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Cote Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: 2001 Cote Rotie

Hi Lee, FWIW, my bottles of the regular have been singing for about 5 years. I may have finished them all now since they were as good as I expected them to be. The Lancement has never opened back up for me (post tasting at Chex Ogier and the Marche aux Vins) so maybe it will someday or never. Hard ...
by Lee Short
March 8th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Cote Rotie
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

2001 Cote Rotie

In the last couple months, I've had the 1998, 1999, and 2001 Ogier Cote-Rotie. The 1998 and 1999 were both in good places without much air -- the 1998 in particular had great aromatics. The 2001 I opened last night took a lot of coaxing to show much. It's cork was startlingly pristine -- one of the ...
by Lee Short
March 5th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2930

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Looks like 5 are in so far: Lee, Jeremy, Yao, Andy, Joseph. Who else wants in? How many have +1s that will join us? I haven't talked to Melissa yet to know if she wants in, but it's likely. 7pm is a little late for me on a Sunday, but not absolutely too late. If we did pot luck, we wouldn't have to ...
by Lee Short
March 5th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's with all the thread dredging?
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: What's with all the thread dredging?

I agree with Todd and Frank that it's a good thing.

Not only do new people offer new perspectives, but as wines age and new vintages come out, things change. Or not, and even that is interesting news.
by Lee Short
March 4th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Just got some Briceland Pinot today. Have not tried one before.
Unless you have the palate of Yak, you'll love the Briceland pinots. I'd recommend starting with the Alderpoint if you've got one.
by Lee Short
March 4th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: TN - 2015 Briceland Vineyard Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch

Thanks for the note, Tom. I've got a few of the Petit Verdot in the cellar, but haven't tried one yet. Should remedy that soon. Sounds like it would be good match for lamb with herbes de provence, no?
by Lee Short
March 3rd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1569

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Charcoal! I love my Webers. I use a couple of 22 inch and a 26 inch. The 26 inch is great and offers more stupid cooking stunts to try than the 22 inch. It is wort the extra cost. The grills with the flip up wings are a must, as is the ash bucket thing on the bottom. The side charcoal holders are g...
by Lee Short
March 2nd, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.
Replies: 139
Views: 17083

Re: Xavier Gerard: a Cote-Rotie producer to be on the lookout for.

I’ve had the 2013 Gerard St Joseph twice recently, and it’s been beautifully fragrant and well balanced. Very nice bottle.
by Lee Short
February 26th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2930

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Sunday March 29?

Time to make it happen or get off the pot.
by Lee Short
February 26th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine

Oeufs en meurette, but with beans and/or seared tuna in place of the eggs. Don't sear the tuna and then poach it too, just sear it and add it at the end. Fresh porcini caps, roasted in nothing but olive oil, S+P. Wild mushroom risotto, made with a blend of red wine and mushroom stock. Salmon with ch...
by Lee Short
February 20th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1503

Re: My five favorite vegetables

c fu wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 5:39 pm
1) sprouted pea shoots
2) Sweet Yam Leaves
3) Loofah
4) Napa Cabbage
5) Romaine Lettuce
1. Yeah, the pea shoots for sure. Pea vines are pretty good, too, when done right, but that's so much rarer.
2. Garlic scapes
3. Ramps
4. Sea beans
5. Quail
by Lee Short
February 20th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Evesham Wood Cuvee J Pinot Noir
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2009 Evesham Wood Cuvee J Pinot Noir

Todd Hamina wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 12:49 pm
My 09's are doing fine. Hustled some to various folk on Tuesday. Drinks young.
Todd is not wrong. His 09 Deux Vert pinot is drinking very well indeed right now.
by Lee Short
February 20th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6036

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Bob!!!! Ok. You're right, Nathan. I should have given a shout out to Verdicchio, Garganega, and maybe Timorasso, except for some of those prices. Timorasso! Who even knows what that is? In a very broad sense, Italian whites have to be the most undervalued wines. So many unheralded, but delicious wi...
by Lee Short
February 16th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5710

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

I think I'm not his target audience. In fact, I can't imagine being in his target audience.

That's what I think.
by Lee Short
February 16th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XII
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XII

Damn, I sure hope that 05 Cuvee Tardive delivers with more patience, I went pretty deep on it. It sure did seem promising young, I agree. Older Foillard is such a treat. Most 2002s bojo are well on the downswing, but I don't doubt at all that Foillard is holding. Mine is all long gone, but it was dr...
by Lee Short
February 16th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Texas BYOB Let Down :(
Replies: 60
Views: 4225

Re: Texas BYOB Let Down :(

This! I call ahead to insure bringing a bottle is not an issue and not on their list . I’m curious how many people do this. I BYOB most times I go out to dinner and never do it. I just can’t picture either me, or the restaurant staff, spending the time on the phone confirming that some specific bot...
by Lee Short
February 12th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2930

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I agree a nice dinner would be better. OTOH, I'm short of suggestions for corkage-friendly places that can seat 10-12 or whatever. And I'm perfectly fine bringing some burgundy-friendly to a potluck, and can't think of good burg-friendly food that would be good after DoorDash or whatever. So whateve...
by Lee Short
February 11th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XI
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XI

Just had the 1988 Gamot last night with braised iberico port cheeks. No one will accuse that wine of having had tannin on the soft side, was still a bit stern and austere at thirty-two years. Classic Cahors character, and a great match with the pork. I think I have a few of the 1999 + 2000 Antonelli...
by Lee Short
February 11th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?
Replies: 35
Views: 1841

Re: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?

PeterH wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Oak is not fruit, I think.
High acidity accentuates fresh fruit aromas and flavors.
Exactly, Peter. I can think of a number of wines that are fruit forward but nowhere near "modern." The first couple that jump to mind are the Briceland Alderpoint Pinot, and the Enderle & Moll Bundsandstein.
by Lee Short
February 11th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: Best Spirits QPR?? -- Diplomatico Rum Riserva Exclusiva

Havana Club 7 year (Cuba). Less than US$25 in Canada Yeah, wish we could that here in the US. Several years back, we went to Spain for a week before a couple weeks in Morocco. Grabbed a 1.75 of the Havana Club 7 before our flight to Marrakesh, it was our daily digestivo while there. IIRC, it was al...
by Lee Short
February 10th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 1er and GC Chablis
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: WTB 1er and GC Chablis

Hank -- I've got some bottles I'd be willing to part with. Before I put in the effort for price research, I'll ask if they are the sorts of things you are looking for. Some 2000 Dauvissat Forest, a few more odd bottles of 96 premier crus from various producers, a 95 Dauvissat Preuses. I pretty much...
by Lee Short
February 10th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB 1er and GC Chablis
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: WTB 1er and GC Chablis

Hank -- I've got some bottles I'd be willing to part with. Before I put in the effort for price research, I'll ask if they are the sorts of things you are looking for. Some 2000 Dauvissat Forest, a few more odd bottles of 96 premier crus from various producers, a 95 Dauvissat Preuses. I pretty much ...
by Lee Short
February 10th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 48
Views: 2930

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

I am likely to be out of town in early or mid-march, most likely the week of the 9th. Should be available otherwise.
by Lee Short
February 8th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva
Replies: 35
Views: 1381

Re: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva

The Sauvignon 'Winkl' is also a fine, intense bottle whenever I've tried it. Not for those who don't like the SB character, though.
by Lee Short
February 1st, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet VV Rouge
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: TN: 2015 Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet VV Rouge

If we're mentioning other producers, I've really liked what Fontaine-Gagnard at least used to do with their reds. Probably still do, I just don't have a source for them any more (well, I bet Caveau de Chassagne still ships to the US). And Hubert Lamy of white Auxey fame also make a good red Chassagn...
by Lee Short
February 1st, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4428

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I haven’t had many of the Bourgogne mentioned, but none I’ve had excited me. On the other hand, wine from lesser appellations, such as Mercurey, Savigny les Beaune, Fixin, Marsannay and especially Y and Pernand Vergelesses have often delighted. I’d go for Premier Cru in a lesser appellation by one ...
by Lee Short
February 1st, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4428

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Lots of good recs already. In this price range, I think wines from Beaune or Pommard are likely to be most appealing to someone coming from California wines. But my specific suggestions are from Savigny-les-Beaune: the Guillemot Serpentieres that others mentions, the Marechal Savigny VV, and the Cam...
by Lee Short
February 1st, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4428

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Lol wot? Instead of buying two $50 Burg cheapies, he can get one L’Arlot and get a pretty serious expression of Burgundy. Loved seeing the producers you mentioned to help out OP. Oh wait... If there's anything worth LOLing about in this thread, it's the idea that burgundies less than $50 are crap, ...
by Lee Short
January 31st, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne with Omakase
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: Champagne with Omakase

John Davis wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 1:14 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 1:09 pm
I'd almost certainly go with the rose.
I agree. Will hold up with wide variety of flavors.
Me too. But it depends on the restaurant; a salmon or tuna heavy selection absolutely requires rose IMO, one without much of those fish may not need it so desperately.
by Lee Short
January 31st, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 87
Views: 3582

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new

John -- I'm in Eastern Europe on unsecured wifi, don't really feel comfortable with ecommerce in this context. Could you do me a big favor and reserve a Humboldt Pinot pack, pretty please? Sure Lee. My pleasure! Just put in this order on the website since the offer was still open and I'm back home ...
by Lee Short
January 27th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 87
Views: 3582

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new

John -- I'm in Eastern Europe on unsecured wifi, don't really feel comfortable with ecommerce in this context. Could you do me a big favor and reserve a Humboldt Pinot pack, pretty please?
by Lee Short
January 25th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help finding the right Volnay.
Replies: 44
Views: 2428

Re: Need help finding the right Volnay.

Lafarge Beaune Greves is in that price range, and a fantastic bottle most vintages. Wine-searcher shows several vintages available.
by Lee Short
January 20th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 154
Views: 8548

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I'm not really one for heirarchies, but I have a hard time arguing with the consensus here.

There's a major omission in Pierre-Jacques Druet, deserving of "Second Growth" status, IMO. At least the wines before the recent sale, I'm unsure what is happening with the domaine moving forward.
by Lee Short
January 20th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3442

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

Wine for me has never been about the search for epiphanies. Nor has there ever been I wine I drank to which I think that word could be appropriately applied.
by Lee Short
January 19th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: Large format

I'm with the crowd who never buys anything bigger than a mag. Had a few at one time, only ever drank one, ended up selling the rest. In general, my mags are a good cross section of what I buy -- I've got some beaujolais, musar, red + white burg, muscadet, chinon, nebbiolo, oregon chard + pinot, cham...
by Lee Short
January 8th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3825

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

I too am backfilling (mostly red) burgs. Prices are mostly stupid but there are occasional deals to be had. 1997-2009 (Except 2003/2004) is where I’m looking. I’d love to buy 1989/90/91/93/96 and older but prices have put these mostly out of reach. My experience has been that 89/91/93/95/96 burgs h...
by Lee Short
January 6th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3825

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Lots of good burgundies are cheaper to backfill good old vintages than buy current releases. I'm backfilling more on producer and site than vintage, but of course vintage matters. The vintages I look for are 93, 95, 96, 99, 00-02, those seem to be where I'm finding interesting wines at fair prices. ...
by Lee Short
January 6th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2686

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

I don't eat ketchup or hot dogs.

Give me a brat with mustard as the minimum step up. Preferably also onions and peppers.

But then I've never lived in a city with a good hot dog culture, and maybe never had a good dog. But the temptation to try one when traveling is zero.
by Lee Short
January 5th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 68
Views: 3188

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

same as every year: buy less, drink more. And I fail miserably every year. I am just shooting for buy less. I was doing pretty well last year until October, when all hell broke loose. Same for me on both accounts. I've got a plan for what I'll continue to buy, what I'll drop, and a limited allocati...

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